When your platform addresses both the front and the back end, the result is truly unifying.


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Birst’s Networked BI is a new and disruptive approach to enterprise BI

Birst is the first business intelligence platform that combines the best of both worlds: the capability and data governance of legacy on-premise BI solutions, with the speed and agility of desktop discovery tools.

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    Consume Data Your Way
    Birst’s adaptive user experience gives users the broadest choice of self-service, data consumption options.

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    Enable Data as a Service
    Birst’s user data tier allows self-service access to both governed and ungoverned data and metrics.

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    Everyone is Cloud-Connected
    Birst’s multi-tenant cloud architecture allows users, teams, departments and IT to instantly share findings and data.

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Networked BI: data flows in both directions.

Networked BI virtualizes the entire BI ecosystem, transforming every aspect of an organization’s approach to analytics. Built on top of Birst’s modern, multi-tenant cloud architecture, Networked BI creates a set of interwoven BI instances that share a common analytical fabric. This enables organizations to expand the use of BI across multiple regions, departments and customers in a more agile way, and empowers these decentralized teams to augment their enterprise data with their own local data.

Networked BI is different, allowing both top-down and bottom-up blending of data. The result is local execution with global governance, eliminating data silos once and for all and dramatically accelerating the delivery of BI across the enterprise.

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Top Down:
from IT to end users

Enable a central IT team to expand the use of BI across the enterprise by creating virtual BI instances that unify global, local data and metadata.

Decentralized BI

  • Rapidly refine enterprise data
  • Create trusted, governed user data
  • Create corporate wide metrics
  • Create top-down Virtual BI instances

Decentralized BI

  • Subscribe to Virtual BI instance
  • Rapidly mash-up with departmental data
  • Share with end-user

End-user Discovery

  • Blend corporate and local data
  • Transparently work in “personal BI sandbox”
  • Support individual agility, transparently governed: working with trusted corporate and departmental data

Bottom Up:
from end users to IT

Empower individual end users to access and blend data. The blended data can be promoted up to become part of global business model, which maintains governance and ensures people are working with a trusted, consistent source of information.

Corporate BI

  • Can create new virtual “top down” instances
  • Can treat as departmental and/or corporate governed

Decentralized BI

  • Further blend with additional data
  • Governance maintained transparently
  • Promote to central corporate instance

End-user Discovery

  • Independent virtual instance
  • Data blend with individual data: auto dimensional model
  • Share with department instance

Birst incorporated the best-of-breed of all the qualities that we were looking for in a BI solution. The total cost of ownership and the flexibility that Birst provided made us choose Birst over other providers.

Ram Nagaraj, Director of IT, Business Intelligence and Master Data, Aruba Networks